Figurative Language: Macbeth

Personification My gashes cry for help.
Paradox Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
Simile I’ll drain him dry as hay.
Personification, Metaphor The instruments of darkness tell us truths.
Metaphor Your face is a book where men may read strange matters.
Hyperbole, Allusion Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?
Allusion They redoubled strokes upon the foe, unless they meant to memorize another Golgotha.
Simile Thy words become thee as wounds.
Simile Like a rat without tail, I’ll do. I’ll do. I’ll do.
Metaphor If you can look into the seeds of time and see which grain will grow and which will not…
Simile The earth has bubbles as the water has.
Alliteration This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill.
Simile, Alliteration A heavy summons lies like lead upon me.
Simile The sleeping dead are but as pictures.
Onomatopoeia Knock, knock, knock. Who’s there?
Personification The night has been unruly.
Alliteration, Metaphor Hands and faces all badged with blood.
Personification The heavens are troubled with men’s acts.
Personification, Metaphor Darkness does the face of earth entomb, when living light should kiss it?
Personification The bell invites me.

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